Trick or Treat at 20 Below

The following is my 2021 Halloweensie entry where Susanna Leonard Hill challenges us to write a Halloween themed story under 100 words. We also had to include the words goosebumps, glow-in-the-dark and goodies.

Mine comes in at 84 words! Hope you enjoy!

Trick-or-Treat at 20 Below

Children laugh as they pile out of the car Costumes stretched over winter gear Covered in glow-in-the-dark reflective tape. Goosebumps pimple any exposed skin. Welcomed warm blasts of air from open doors As we collect our goodies. Snow boots in place of princess slippers, A clown mask worn over a ski mask As our candy freezes solid in the bag. Dad driving us up and down the street Warming up chattering teeth between stops. That is how we trick-or-treat When it is 20 below!

Author: matthewlasley

I am a school teacher and an author. I like to write picture books, middle grade, science fiction and short stories. I live in Alaska and I love history, so those two things often influence my creative writing.

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